June 2012 Archives
Monday, 25th June 2012
Sales of digital music surpassed disc sales for the first time last year, spurring the music industry's dawning awareness that this digital thing isn't going away. Executives at Universal Music Group (home of Gotye, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and numerous other hit makers) and EMI (for whom the Beatles are one of many cash cows) told the U.S. Senate…
Microsoft's Mobile Strategy: The Windows 8 Infinite Loop
Microsoft is late to the mobile party. It's never going to make a dent in the tablet market. It will never figure out the new era of hardware and the Web. It will crumble beneath the behemoths that are Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook. At least that is what the pundits have been yelling for more than a year. At this point, though, we know…
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Smile Film Resurrected as iPhone App
Yoko Ono wants to document all the smiling faces in the world, and earlier this month she released an iPhone app to do just that. So far she's collected 2,700 jovial expressions, but it's unclear how the app is different from all the smiling pictures which currently exist on Facebook and Twitter, except that Miss Ono is now indirectly involved.